University of Pittsburgh Department of Cell Biology

 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, 2023-2024

  • Morgan Ricci
    Mechanistic Insight Into PI3K/Akt Pathway Spatiotemporal Dynamics

    Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Morgan Ricci, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hammond Lab

  • Xiangyun Wei, PhD
    Orientational Cell Adhesions (OCAs) for Tissue Morphogenesis

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Xiangyun Wei, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Manuel Michaca
    Investigating the Homeostatic role of the Integrated Stress Response in adipose tissue

    Friday, April 7, 2023 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Manuel Michaca, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Andrew Kowalczyk, PhD
    Structural and Functional Roles for Intercellular Junctions in Regulating Endoplasmic Reticulum Organization and Dynamics

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Andrew Kowalczyk, PhD, Professor of Dermatology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Department Dermatology, Penn State College of Medicine
    Host: Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

  • Anjon W. Audhya, PhD
    Regulation of membrane remodeling in development and disease

    Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Anjon W. Audhya, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology, and Graduate Studies, Rennebohm Research Professor, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Manuel Leonetti, Ph.D.
    Local Traffic Symposium 2023 Keynote Speech - \"OpenCell: Intracellular Cartography of the Human Proteome\" Symposium full schedule includes speakers Jay Tan (Ageing Institute - Pitt), Terrence Dermody (Children\'s Hospital of Pittsburgh), Yongxin Zhao (CMU) and Laura Lackner (Northwestern) Laura Lackner - Northwestern

    Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 4:00 pm - Frick Fine Arts Building

    Manuel Leonetti, Ph.D., Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Emily Lackner
    Flow Dependent Modulation of Kidney Proximal Tubule Endocytic Traffic

    Friday, May 5, 2023 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Emily Lackner, Graduate Student Researcher, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Weisz Lab

  • Yang Xiang, Ph.D.
    Go with the flow: shear stress mechanosensing in internal senses

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Yang Xiang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, UMASS Medical School
    Host: Yang Hong, Ph.D.

  • Sergio Grinstein, Ph.D.
    Keynote speech 2023 Cell Biology Faculty Retreat, title "Membrane and cytoskeletal dynamics in macrophages"

    Friday, September 22, 2023 - 4:00 pm - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

    Sergio Grinstein, Ph.D., University of Toronoto, Dept of Biochemistry
    Host: Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

  • Sarah Cohen, Ph.D.
    Illuminating organelle dynamics in differentiation and neurodegenerative disease

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Sarah Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
    Host: Gerry Hammond, Ph.D.

  • Shiori Sekine, PhD
    Mitochondrial Import-Coupled Stress Response ~A fine system to signal from mitochondria to the cytosol~

    Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 11:00am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Shiori Sekine, PhD, Assistant Professor , Aging Institute, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Shipra Das, Ph.D.
    TALEN-mediated CAR-T cell engineering strategies for safe and effective targeting of solid tumors

    Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Shipra Das, Ph.D., Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology and Innovation Program Management | Cellectis Inc.
    Host: Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.

  • Lisa Sharkey, Ph.D.
    From Mutations to Mechanisms: UBQLN2\'s Role in Protein Quality Control and Neurodegenerative Disease

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 11:00 am - 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute

    Lisa Sharkey, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
    Host: Matthew Wohlever, Ph.D.

  • Corinne Farrell
    The miR-17~92 cluster regulates aldosterone signaling: Contributions to sex differences in sodium transport in the distal nephron

    Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 9:00 am - BST-S120 Lecture Room

    Corinne Farrell, Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Butterworth Lab

  • Claire Weckerly
    New Tools to Study Phosphatidic Acid Regulation with Live-Cell Imaging

    Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:00 noon - Cell Biology Conference Room, S362 BST

    Claire Weckerly , Graduate Student Researcher, Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology, Dept of Cell Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Hammond Lab